You know the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” A little girl wanders into a big forest, comes across a house, and tries to find a happy medium in a few situations. She tastes three bowls of porridge and finds the first two to be too hot or cold before finding the third one to be just the right temperature. Then she sits on three chairs and feels like the first two aren’t the right size for her, but the third one is, even though it breaks under her weight. Finally, she comes across three beds. The first one is too hard, the second is too soft, and the third is so comfortable that she falls asleep on it.
It turns out that inventory management software works in much the same way as the three options that Goldilocks kept facing. Without further ado, I present Goldilocks and the Three Softwares. (more…)